We had the good fortune of connecting with Simon Haxton and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Simon, what do you attribute your success to?
Our people are the most important factor to our success. Their hard work and passion impact every aspect of our brand and define who we are. They believe in the vision I’ve set forward and live the company values that connects us to our community. Living and working in Long Beach, I am extremely fortunate to be able to recruit from an amazing pool of talented and creative professionals. They’ve helped us survive the pandemic even after only opening 6 months prior. They will continue to ensure our success as we return to normal as we grow and expand our brand.

What should our readers know about your business?
Portuguese Bend Distilling brings the humble ingenuity and creativity of Long Beach to the California craft spirit movement.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Long Beach is a foodie town, so get ready to eat and drink. Start in downtown Long Beach and grab pizza and craft beer at 4th Horseman. Grab drinks at the bars and restaurants along the promenade (with a stop at Portuguese Bend, of course). Do a little shopping for vintage clothes on 4th street’s Retro Row, and grab a glass of wine at Art du Vin. Get to know the locals and they’ll tell you all about the inventive restaurants only they know about. Go see live music at Alex’s Bar and downtown’s Performing Arts Center. Spend some time on the shore to get a little sun and bring the puppies to the dog beach.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
The Portuguese Bend Staff The City of Long Beach
Our Wonderful Custmers

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